Microsoft, Polycom team up on mobile telepresence

Microsoft, Polycom team up on mobile telepresence

05 December 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Millions of Microsoft customers may soon be able to use their smartphones for virtual meetings, collaborating remotely via telepresence. Polycom is making its telepresence solution part of Microsoft's Lync unified communication platform, extending a partnership that is already a key part of Polycom's business.

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An aptitude for apps helps job seekers

An aptitude for apps helps job seekers

23 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

With Americans spending more time using smartphone apps than browsing the Web, application developers often have their pick of job offers — especially if they develop for the Android operating system. But while employers are increasingly searching for Android developers, most full-time app developers are still focusing on iOS, acccording to the latest report from [...]

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Retailers offer savings through shopping apps

Retailers offer savings through shopping apps

22 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Traffic in app stores could be almost as heavy as foot traffic in retail stores this Friday, as some of the nation’s major retailers roll out apps meant to bring in foot traffic and online shoppers. Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Anthropologie and Saks Fifth Avenue are among those working to reach shoppers through [...]

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Dell delivers better-than-expected earnings, but stock price slips

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16 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Dell Inc. is keeping more of every dollar it makes. The world's No. 3 PC maker (behind Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo) earned $1.1 billion in the third quarter on revenue of $15.4 billion.

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Freescale powers smart home test

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15 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Imagine checking your smartphone or PC at work to see how much energy your home heater or air conditioner is using while you're out. Then imagine resetting your appliances remotely to save energy and money. That's the goal envisioned by Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) in its partnership with a group of global companies that has formed the Energy@Home Consortium

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Coping with the data deluge

11 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Soaring demand for data is overwhelming some networks, according to University of Texas professor Jeff Andrews, director of UT’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group. Andrews says the demand we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg, and that at this point there are only two real solutions — solutions that could [...]

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Connected world: an Internet of smart machines

11 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

M2M is more than a buzzword — for some companies, machine-to-machine is a business strategy. Technology veteran Richard Schwartz founded Austin’s Macheen Inc. on the belief that consumers and enterprises will increasingly want devices that connect to the Internet “hot out of the box.” Macheen is starting with laptops made for Dell, but Schwartz sees [...]

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AMD to cut workforce, invest in mobile

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04 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is laying off 10% of its workforce in an effort to cut costs. The world’s second largest chipmaker will also terminate some contractual employees, resulting in about 1,400 total cuts. The move follows 1,100 job cuts last year. AMD will also end some contracts, resulting in roughly 200 additional layoffs. [...]

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Dell launches new tablet; U.S. military picks up Dell OS

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01 November 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

Aiming for the enterprise market — and specifically for business, healthcare and education — Dell Inc. today unveiled the Latitude ST, its Windows 7 tablet. Weighing in at 1.8 pounds and sporting a 10.1-inch screen and two cameras, the Latitude ST will get seven hours of battery life, Dell said. The tablet includes a stylus [...]

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Booyah launches MyTown 2

28 October 2011 by Martha DeGrasse

MyTown2 may be blurring the lines between the real and virtual worlds, but there is nothing virtual about the success of Booyah, the company that created MyTown. The location-based mobile game has been picked up more than a 4.5 million users worldwide in its first year, surging ahead of competitors Foursquare and Gowalla. Now Booyah [...]

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